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BellTIME Equipment Original Manufacturing (OEM) Apprenticeship BellTIME Many of you have already mapped out the next few years in terms of your studies - it certainly doesn’t hurt to explore other options. The OEM Apprenticeship is targeted at the Original Equipment Manufacturing, Installation and Services Sector which sells to National and International markets. Their products are for use in the agricultural, transportation, materials handling, quarry, construction equipment, food processing, recycling handling and allied industries. The OEM Apprenticeship has two core objectives: 1. To provide trained OEM Apprentices, thereby bridging the gap for the OEM industry 2. To offer credible career paths and progression routes for these apprentices The OEM Apprenticeship is a three year programme which leads to a QQI level 6 Advanced Certificate in Original Equipment Manufacturing. Apprentices will be trained in a diverse range of engineering skills in order to assemble a varied range of components, involving a range of processes, in order to manufacture and support original equipment. Graduates of this apprenticeship programme will have the opportunity to progress into supervisory and management roles and are also eligible to apply to a range of degree programmes in the third level sector. Programme Structure Entry Requirements This is a three year programme delivered over three stages. Stage one, year one involves 16 weeks off-the-job training (at Cavan and Monaghan ETB or Limerick Clare ETB) with the remainder of the year spent applying these skills in the work place. Year two follows the same format with year three having a slightly shorter duration on the off-the- job phase - 14 weeks. Applicants in the first instance must secure a placement with a SOLAS approved employer and must meet the minimum standard under one of the following criteria: ➢ Leaving Certificate (Pre 2017) with grade D3 or higher in five subjects which must include mathematics. /Post 2017 must have achieved five O6 in the Leaving Certificate must include mathematics. Or ➢ A full award placed at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (EQF 4) which includes proficiency in mathematics similar to O6 in Leaving Certificate. Or ➢ Have successfully completed an approved pre- apprenticeship training course in an engineering discipline and demonstrate a proficiency in mathematics similar to O6 in Leaving Certificate. Or ➢ In the case where an applicant is 23 years or over (or employed in the OEM sector for 3 years) and does not meet the educational requirements specified above, they may apply through the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. The modules delivered on this three year apprenticeship are: • Health and Safety • Engineering drawings • OEM Practices • Electrical and Electronic Technology • Mechatronics • Testing and Measurement of Electronic Systems • OEM Operations • Analytics and Problem Solving • Industrial Robotics and PLC’s • Team Leadership • Communications • Applied Engineering • Capstone Work-based Project Additional Requirements: All learners must pass the Ishihara colour vision test (24 Plate addition) prior to registering on the programme. The programme is delivered through English. In the event that an apprentice has English as a second language, a CEFRL C1 level of proficiency in the English language is required. For more information contact: It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide official evidence demonstrating English language competence of C1. or e-mail 20 For further information on apprenticeships, traineeships and a range of PLC courses and how to apply, contact your local ETB, details of which can be found in the ETB directory below. To explore the range of further education and training courses on offer and access the Adult Education Guidance Service check out the FETCH Courses hub at Cork Education & Training Board Cork Office - 021 4907 100 HQ: Cork (greater city area) Cavan & Monaghan Education & Training Board Monaghan Office - 047 30888 Cavan Office - 049 4331044 City of Dublin Education & Training Board Ph: 01 668 0614 Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education & Training Board Dublin Office - 01 452 9600 Kerry Education & Training Board Ph: 066 712 1488 Kilkenny & Carlow Education & Training Board Kilkenny Office - 056 777 0966 Carlow Office - 059 913 8560 Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Limerick Office - 061 442 100 Clare Office - 065 682 8107 Louth & Meath Education & Training Board Louth Office - 042 933 4047 Meath Office - 046 906 8200 Tipperary Education & Training Board Tipperary North Riding Office - 067 31250 Tipperary South Riding Office - 052 612 1067 Donegal Education & Training Board Ph: 074 916 1600 Galway & Roscommon Education & Training Board City of Galway Office - 091 549 400 County Galway Office - 091 874 500 Roscommon Office - 090 662 6151 Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board Kildare Office - 045 988 000 Wicklow Office - 0404 60 500 Laois & Offaly Education & Training Board Laois Office - 057 862 1352 Offaly Office - 057 934 9400 Longford & Westmeath Education & Training Board Longford Office - 043 333 4000 / 043 334 6493 Westmeath Office - 044 934 8389 Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education & Training Board Mayo Office - 094 902 4188 Sligo Office - 071 914 5025 Leitrim Office - 071 962 0024 Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board City of Waterford Office - 051 874 007 County Waterford Office - 058 41780 Wexford Office - 053 912 3799 21